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Weeknights and Weekends

Inverell Town Centre

Whether you’re a fitness freak or a pleasure seeker, a winner of trivia or conqueror of mountains, or just a lover of the lazy Sunday brunch downtown, Inverell will keep you busy. We have listed a few ideas below to kick-start your adventures and help you meet some of our very friendly locals! Check out the below websites and pop some dates in your diary - there’s always something fabulous happening, either in town or in one of our delightful surrounding villages:

Upcoming Events – Inverell Council

Tourism Inverell | Facebook

Glen Innes & Inverell, Country NSW - Accommodation, things to do & more | Visit NSW

Inverell Cultural Group | Facebook

Local fossicking sites

There are many spots in the area to try your luck at finding a world-famous Inverell sapphire! The outstanding Inverell Visitor Information Centre (which also has great coffee) has fossicking maps with local sites and equipment for hire. There are also shops in town that will cut and polish the treasure you find!

Local Fossicking Guide Download

Inverell Visitor Information Centre

13 Campbell St, Inverell

www.inverell.com.au/

Self-Guided Heritage Street Walk

Features the unique architecture and fascinating history of 30 sites all within an easy walking distance of the CBD - brochure with map available from the Inverell Visitor Information Centre.

Sapphire City Markets

7am, first and third Sunday of the month (except Dec and Jan)

Campbell Park (behind Coles), Inverell

Inverell Art Gallery

Community gallery exhibiting and selling local art and craft, regular exhibitions plus well-equipped classrooms and pottery studio hosting a variety of classes and workshops.

5 Evans St, Inverell

www.inverellartgallery.com.au

Art Life Studio

Arts hub and gallery in the heart of town offering art classes and talks, workshops and demonstrations.

56 Otho St, Inverell

Art Life Studio | Facebook

AK Bellinger Gallery

A leading regional contemporary gallery exhibiting established and emerging Australian artists.

27 Otho St, Inverell

www.akbellingergallery.com/

Majestic Cinemas

168 Byron St, Inverell

www.majesticcinemas.com.au/Page/Home

Inverell Theatre Company

Community theatre group holding regular productions – newcomers very welcome.

Inverell Theatre Company | Facebook

The Inverell Singers

Non-auditioned, very welcoming community choir with weekly evening rehearsals.

The Inverell Singers Inc. | Facebook

The Pioneer Village

Authentic historic buildings, dating from 1840, collected from Inverell and surrounding districts to create a fascinating, immersive experience of pioneer life and spirit. Tranquil grounds, village store, fossicking area, picnic tables and toilets.

64 Tingha Rd, Inverell

www.inverellpioneervillage.org.au

National Transport Museum

Over 120 vintage, veteran and classic vehicles and motorcycles on display including a 1906 Dayton, believed to be the only one left in the world.

69 Rifle Range Rd, Inverell

www.nationaltransportmuseum.com.au

New England Woodturning and Sculptures

See a Master Woodturner at work while he creates a wide variety of works, including authentic Australian didgeridoos and unique Oddgeridoos. Workshop, showroom, gallery, and sculpture garden.

29 Ponds Rd, Gilgai

New England Woodturning and Sculptures | Facebook

Lake Inverell Reserve

Peaceful aquatic sanctuary close to town and home to a large variety of waterbirds, wallabies, and platypus. Popular for picnics, kayaking and walking tracks connecting to Barayamal National Park. BBQ, picnic tables, toilets.

Lake Inverell Drive, Inverell

Mcllveen Park Lookout

Enjoy glorious views across town, the ranges and wind turbines in the distance.

Mcllveen Park Road, Inverell

Copeton Dam

At three times the capacity of Sydney Harbour and with the longest recreational boat ramp in the Southern Hemisphere, Copeton Dam is a wonder to behold! A recently completed $5.7mil upgrade to the Northern Foreshores has made it the perfect spot for day trips or longer stays.

The dam is ideal for powerboating, waterskiing and wakeboarding, kayaking, swimming and is paradise for fishing enthusiasts, especially those chasing the metre plus Murray Cod. Drive across the dam wall for sweeping views over the lake and mountains. Boat hire, kiosk, BBQs, toilets and shower facilities, camping, and cabins available.

www.waternsw.com.au/supply/visit/copeton-dam

www.reflectionsholidayparks.com.au/park/copeton-waters/

Goonoowigall State Conservation Area

Scenic area covering 1,057 hectares, with low hills and large dramatic boulders, home to protected local wildlife and rare plants. Enjoy an easy stroll or longer trek with 10 km of marked walking tracks though woodlands and alongside meandering creeks.

Within the reserve, on Jukembal Land, is the Nhunta Karra Kara Track commemorating the Aboriginal families who made the Goonoowigal area (known as the Inverell "fringe dwellers" camp) their home from the 1940s until the 1970s. To listen to their fascinating and moving stories as you walk the track, download the free Soundtrails App then open Goonoowigal Soundtrail.

Tingha Road, Inverell

www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/goonoowigal-state-conservation-area

www.soundtrails.com.au/soundtrails/goonoowigall

Tatts Hotel

123 Byron St, Inverell

Tatts Hotel | Facebook

The Welder’s Dog

Craft Beer Bar

61 Otho St, Inverell

The Welder's Dog Inverell | Facebook

Imperial Hotel

39 Byron St, Inverell

Imperial Hotel Inverell | Facebook

RSM Club + Little Italy Pizzeria and The Rustic Table Restaurant

68 Evans St, Inverell

Inverell RSM Club | Facebook

Inverell Sporties

35 Glen Innes Rd, Inverell

Inverell Sporties | Facebook

The Inverell Club

1 Evans Street, Inverell

www.inverellclub.com.au

Joining a faith-based or cultural group is the perfect way to meet likeminded people – check out this list to see many of the local religious groups and places of prayer ready to welcome new friends to town: Inverell and District Community Directory and search for “church groups”.

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